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Expedition 39

Occurred 10 years ago

The new Veggie space botany research facility was installed to provide the Expedition 39 crew with a nutritious, appetizing food source and advance agriculture on and off the Earth. The crew also studied microgravity's affect on cellular genetic expression for improved drug treatments and the behavior of liquids and gases to develop higher quality consumer products.

Mission Type

ISS Expedition

meet the crew

Koichi Wakata, Alexander Skvortsov, Steve Swanson, Oleg Artemyev, Richard Mastracchio, Mikhail Tyurin


Nov. 7, 2013


May 13, 2014

Crew Members

Koichi Wakata, Commander
Alexander Skvortsov, Flight Engineer
Steve Swanson, Flight Engineer
Oleg Artemyev, Flight Engineer
Richard Mastracchio, Flight Engineer
Mikhail Tyurin, Flight Engineer

Crew and Cargo Missions

5/13/14 – Expedition 38/39 Land
4/25/14 – ISS Progress 53 Redock
4/23/14 – 53P First Undock
4/20/14 – SpaceX CRS-3 Capture
4/18/14 – SpaceX CRS-3 Launch
4/9/14 – ISS Progress 55 Launch/Dock
4/7/14 – ISS Progress 54 Undock
3/27/14 – Expedition 39/40 Dock
3/25/14 – Expedition 39/40 Launch


Date: April 23, 2014
Duration: 1 hour, 36 minutes
Spacewalkers: Richard MastracchioSteve Swanson